The Collaborative International Dictionary
Emporium \Em*po"ri*um\, n.; pl. Emporiums, L. Emporia. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? belonging to commerce, fr. ? traveler, trader; ? in + ? way through and over, path. See In, and Empiric, Fare.]
A place of trade; a market place; a mart; esp., a city or town with extensive commerce; the commercial center of a country.
That wonderful emporium [Manchester] . . . was then a mean and ill-built market town.
It is pride . . . which fills our streets, our emporiums, our theathers.
(Physiol.) The brain. [Obs.]